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that brought down the head of the cia. a high-profile mistress, her alleged harassing e-mails and the fbi investigation that unraveled it all. >>> michael unmasked. a superstar who gave us "thriller." ♪ thriller >> obsessed with pills, shopping and his lost childhood. the explosive new book blowing the lid off the secret life of michael jackson and the question that still haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >>> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her turn on "dancing with the stars," she tells barbara walters ant her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. >>> there is breaking news right now. for that, we go to the abc news desk. >> good evening, everyone. i'm paula farris. we have breaking news tonight on that widening e-mail scandal rocking washington and the world. a scandal that led to the resignation of cia chief david petraeus. late this evening, abc news learned that general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is being investigated for possibly inappropriate e-mail communications with one of
ordered the investigation of general john allen. fbi found inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails. knew
wrapped up in who knows what this thing is all about. on top of that, the fbi has been peeking around the home of david petraeus' mistress. it's getting pretty interesting, folks. we'll have all the details coming up in this half hour, including the news that has broken overnight. good morning once again. i'm rob nelson. we'll have the breaking aspects of that story and also what the fbi is saying about how it wept about, its early investigation in the case. lots of details to get to. >>> they were at paula broadwell's house last night. she reportedly is being completely cooperative. handing over laptops, any sort of information. she just wants to get this behind her. >>> a good samaritan who paid a very heavy price for coming to the rescue. his life-changing decision and its consequence. >>> then let's lighten it up a limitle bit, shall we. ""the skinny,"" we told you about the now-single justin bieber. who is the pretty lady you now see with him? two words from that story -- victoria's secret. yeah. >> not a secret anymore. >> stay tuned for that. the life of young celebrities. must
on panetta ordered the investigation of general john allen. fbi found inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails.
. the fbi is investigating possibly flirtatious e-mails between him and a florida socialite jill kelley. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. continue to have confidence in the ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he's now been nominated. >> reporter: from thailand defense secretary panetta echoed the sentiment. >> i have tremendous confidence in general allen. certainly, his ability and his leadership and i don't think anybody ought to jump to any conclusions as to where any of this will lead. >> reporter: panetta wants it to lead to a review of military ethics training. panetta refused to talk about e-mails between allen and kelley that came to light after kelley went to the fbi after getting threatening messages that made her think someone was stalking her and her friend cia director petraeus. kelley reached out to 47-year-old fbi agent fred humphries whose lawyer tells abc news he launched the investigation and went to congress when he thought there was a cover-up. >> if we hadn't had avoid who b
. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had that affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. with questions about the murder of his next door neighbor. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus. the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon now says that the top american commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is under investigation, for allegedly sending improper e-mails to jill kelly. kelly is the florida woman who triggered the investigation th
with several boxes. this after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed against her. controversy over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington members of congress want to e the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house? justice officials maintain there was no politics involved, rob nelson, abc news, new york. >>> founder of santa clara based mcafee security software john mcafee is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize where he lives. police say he's gone into an hiding. police say his neighbor, another american was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the town of san pedro. business czar series of interviews -- business
reports in now. martha? >> reporter: diane, an official tells abc news tonight, the fbi discovered hundreds, if not thousands, of e-mails between david petraeus and paula broadwell on her computer, an affair that petraeus is claiming did not begin until he left the army. a friend close to petraeus says the general was "shocked and surprised" to learn broadwell had been sending anonymous threatening e-mails to jill kelley, the petraeus family friend who was so alarmed by the e-mails, she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife, holly petraeus, is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't having an affair then, which leads us to the first big question -- when did the affair begin? petraeus' friends claim it started around november 2011, two months after he took over the cia. an important point, since he could be tried under military law for adultery. >> my understanding is that the affair did not begin when he was in the army. >> reporter:
the fbi on paula broadwell. >> that's right. this is another bizarre twist. the fbi agent you just mentioned has now been removed from sending revealing pictures of himself to that whistle-blower. the scandal is growing. and it's resolving around the actions of paula broadwell. it really is just one day, more stories leaking out. we'll try to clear it all up for you. >> it just continues to mushroom. our senior affairs correspondent martha raddatz starts out our full coverage from washington. she's been reporting on both generals for a decade. martha, this was stunning news after midnight. >> reporter: it's true. the scandal is more stunning every day. now, under investigation, the commander who replaced david petraeus in afghanistan, marine corps general john allen, who has apparently been exchanging e-mails with the woman at the center of the petraeus affair. this morning, the fbi probe into david petraeus' affair appears to have also ensnared his successor in afghanistan. the pentagon has now launched an investigation into, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails between genera
leaving this morning with several boxes after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say well had classified material on her computer which is illegal, the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed against her. controversy over how the investigation was conned has engulfed washington. conduct -- congress wants to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house? justice officials maintain there was no politics involved. rob nelson, abc news, new york. >>> founder of mcafee security software john mcafee is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize where he lives. this morning he has disappeared gone into hiding. police say his 52-year-old neighbor another american was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the town of san pedro if a bizarre seri
when a woman in florida received a strange and harassing e-mail from the author. kelly notified the fbi, began an information, worried the cia director's e-mail account had been compromised. what the bureau found was not compromised security but two people in a compromising position. described as, quote, human drama, including intimate exchanges between broad we were and petraeus. >> there had been rumors of an affair between him and paula broadwell for some time. just didn't seem the type. >> her friends know her not just for her good work but her good work. >> somebody as busy as she is takes the time to help somebody like me, there's not much time left for indiscretions. >> david, an active duty wounded warrior and a double amputee. last week broad we were was scheduled to skydive for their birthday but donated her jump to david. >> i have some serious questions about who is connecting the dots and how. >> petraeus reportedly started the affair after leaving the army in 2011 was the one to end it. >> he's trying to put his life back together right now and that's what he needs to focu
broadwell. now the fbi is investigating e-mails sent between kelly and the -- kelley and the top commander in afghanistan, general john al -- john allen. secretary of defense panetta has receased a statement saying allen will keep his job as commander in afghanistan his next career move is uncertain. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. in the meantime, the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold until the relative facts are determined. >> reporter: nomination is for commander of european command and nato forces in europe. confirmation hearing was scheduled for thursday it has been postponed. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home in north carolina, you see them taking boxes out there. they are not saying what they took or what they found. one last thing, the fbi agent in florida who broadwell went to with the e-mails from jill kelley has been taken off the case his superiors say he's become too personally involved. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> authorities are trying to determine what caused the d
, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after the fbi uncovers his extramarital affair. pierre thomas is here with the latest. first came upon this several months ago. >> yes, it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. the woman was so concerned, she contacted the fbi, who, then, according to our sources, traced it back to paula broadwell, who wrote a book about petraeus. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic, sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the investigation never turned up evidence of national security being compromised. but what did find was lots of human drama. >> what more do they have to investigate now and why wasn't the white house told until this week? >> the fbi investigation is largely done and the early evidence is that there will not be criminal charges. again, sources say that this deinvolved into a personal matter. petraeus had been confronted in the last couple of weeks, as for the timing of the disc
enforcement will be on the hunt for any terror plots aimed at destroying our joy. and today the fbi provided a wake-up call that there may be radicals among us. anwar al awlaki was the world's most wanted man, public enemy number one, encouraging radicals to attack america in his online preaching. the u.s. killed him in a drone strike in 2011, but today we learn awlaki is still helping to recruit terrorists from the grave. overnight the fbi announced charges against four californian men accused of plotting to go to afghanistan to bomb and kill u.s. soldiers. they were disciples of awlaki. >> there was an extensive amount of their admiration for him and, quite frankly, idolizing anwar awlaki. >> reporter: the alleged ringleader, sohiel kabir was a former member of the u.s. air force. the fbi claims the terror cell conducted training and went to shooting ranges and bought tickets to travel to afghanistan through mexico. >> this was a violent extremist network. we took this very, very seriously. >> reporter: according to the fbi's charges, one of the alleged terror cell's members had posted vio
the fbi, which traced those e-mails back to the computer of paula broadwell, where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with petraeus. broadwell, seen tonight at her brother's home in washington, sipping wine and having dinner, admitted her affair with petraeus but has not commented on her e-mails she allegedly sent to the other woman, jill kelly. there is more, abc news learned that general allen received an anonymous e-mail traced to broadwell, claiming jill kelly was a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelly's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelly and allen. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communication in all. secretary of defense leon panetta put general allen's promotion to nato supreme commander on hold and ordered a full investigation of the allen/kelly relationship. >> today, the secretary directed the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. >> reporter: jill kelly spent the day at her home in tampa not answering questions. in the background, a television could be seen with news coverage of the payton p
. >>> 4:43. the fbi says four men with ties to southern california have been charged for plotting to join al-qaeda to commit violent jihad against americans. according to documents, a 34-year-old naturalize citizen from afghanistan is accused of three younger men. one of the men served in the air force. the fbi files indicate the four were planning to unite at an al-qaeda training camp in afghanistan plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. if convicted they face up to 15 years. >>> natural gas explosion that ripped through indianapolis neighborhood november 10th, is now a homicide investigation. investigators believe the blast occurred in a vacant home killing a couple living next door and damaging dozens of homes. investigators are offering reward on information about a suspicious white van seen several times near the home that exploded. $10,000 reward is being offered. >>> new documentary suggests a death row inmate in florida may have been involved in the cite of o.j. simpson simpson's ex-wife and her friend. glen rogers convicted of killing whip in florida and ca
this morning about how the fbi discovered the extramarital affair that brought down america's top spy as we learn more about the highly accomplished woman at the center of this scandal. an exclusive interview with a wounded warrior who she helped. >>> black thursday backlash. the holiday shopping season is starting earlier than ever with more stores opening their doors on thanksgiving offering better bargains. but now some employees are fighting back. ♪ if i was your boyfriend i'd never let you go ♪ >>> and boyfriend no more. the headline gripping tween girls worldwide. the biebs is single. we have new pictures of a crestfallen ex-girlfriend selena gomez and a look at how other young couples have done after a breakup in the spotlight. ♪ i could be a gentleman ♪ anything you want >>> good morning, everybody. >> we warned you yesterday if you watched this show that this breakup was happening. and it's official. >> we are all just absorbing the news this morning. >> ron? >> ron, particularly. >> it's rough. >> rough. >>> we should say, we do have some holiday shopping news, not only as
, thank you. >>> and now to the timeline. when this fbi investigation began, and new questions tonight about why the white house and congress did not hear of it until much later. here's abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas tonight. >> reporter: sources tell abc news jill kelly considered those harassing e-mails a threat not only to herself, but petraeus. after the fbi was contacted, and an investigation uncovered a sordid affair between petraeus and paula broadwell, there were early concerns that the cia director's secure government e-mails could have been hacked. but the probe never turned up evidence of national security being compromised. what it did find, as one source put it, was lots of human drama. key members of congress want to know why didn't they weren't told. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: top intelligence officials were not informed until election day. the president was told the day after. >> the president should have been told about it at the earliest date. >> reporter: but a former fbi agent said the bureau follow
be inappropriate correspondence with jill kelley, a florida woman linked to david petraeus' sex scandal. fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on the scandal. katie marzullo will have the latest in a live report in the next half hour. >>> good news for skiers. start hitting the slopes at heavenly and north star starting today the season is beginning a week earlier thanks to cold temperatures for snow making and the storms we had last week not all the runs will be open until they get more storms and more snow but enough for visitors to get an early taste of winter squaw valley set to open this weekend bore real opened last -- week. >>> >>> overnight the problem with the prius and other cars leading toyota to recall millions of vehicles around the globe. >>> welcome back. temperatures above average, low 70s in many areas, mid to upper 60s in places like san rafael, richmond, napa, as we head through the next three days, temperatures are going to stay mild even with the system bringing a chance of showers thursday evening mid 60s to 70, low to mid 60s showers friday and mover rain likely
threatening she went to the fbi. new details of the high-profile mistress at the center of the case. >>> caught on tape. the deadly blast destroying an entire neighborhood. ripping through homes. people scrambling to escape. investigators racing to figure out what caused the explosion before it happens again. >>> water world. unbelievable new pictures of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling rising seas, at least waist high. three quarters of one of the world's most famous landmarks impacted right now. >>> the crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a driver. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recovering. of course, her father, one of the many veterans who served this country so well for so long. welcome back to amy robach. >> thank you so much. >>> we're still learning more about the bomb shell from friday, when cia director david petraeus for
of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelley, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director has created lots of questions on capitol hill. especially that looming issue, the take in benghazi on a cia facility there. some senators still want to question petraeus about what went wrong. >> i know that we're interested in hearing from him. probably in front of the intelligence committee, which i also sit on. >> reporter: and an official tells us david petraeus will testify tomorrow in front of the senate committee in closed session. george? >> congress ramping up the questions, even as the fbi continues to investigate possible crimes. and abc senior justice correspondent pierre thomas has exclusive details on that. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, george. abc news has learned that paula broadwell, who
. the man who inspired they deadly idea and why the fbi can't do a thing to stop them. you're watching "world news now." [ female announcer ] with daily moisture renewal from pantene. the pro-v system nourishes to lock in moisture erasing the damage of 100 blow drys for a silky, soft touch. think only salon brands can do that? i took the dare...will you? [ female announcer ] daily moisture renewal from pantene. hair so healthy it shines. >>> welcome back, everyone. something of a wake-up call as we enter the by >>> welcome back, everyone. something of a wake-up call as we enter the busy holiday travel season. there are still those who want to do us harm. >> the newest example announced just yesterday. four americans busted for blotting to kill other americans. their inspiration, as abc's pierre thomas reports, is long dead. >> reporter: al awlaki was the world's most wanted man, public enemy one, encouraging radicals to attack america in online preaching. america killed him in a drone strike in 2011 and we learned al-awlaki is recruiting terrorists. announcing charges against four cali
, the fbi was investigating petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, for strange activity on the internet and then some e-mails were discovered in the course of that investigation that raised concern. diane? >> martha raddatz reporting in. and now we go to abc's white house correspondent jake tapper, here to tell us what the white house is saying tonight. jake? >> reporter: well, diane, senior white house officials tell us the overwhelming emotion here is surprise and, of course, sorrow, for a colleague and his family. white house officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and conferred with aides, and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acti
with petraeus but a family friend she contacted the fbi after receiving threatening e-mails, concerns that the cia director's e-mail had been hacked. >> initial complain was harassment, it could have gone to hacking no information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids, avid runner and says they bonded over shared mental and physical discipline during her trips to afghanistan to interview him. >> it was an opportunity for me to interview him on a run i was -- i thought i test him, he was going to test me. >> reporter: petraeus is claiming at fair did not begin in afghanistan but -- but after he retired from the military. one week later he became director of the cia. friends say petraeus ended the affair four months ago the same time jill kelly received those threatening e-mails. rob nelson, abc7 news new york. >>> how would you like rain this week? >>
brass. the fbi traced those e-mails back to paula broadwell's computer where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell, painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and general allen, 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communications in all. but a source familiar with the e-mails say they contain no evidence of a sexual relationship, something allen supporting what allen said. instead they're described as friendly, perhaps flirtatious but routine mostly about meetings with ambassadors and dinner parties. in one note kelley tells the general she saw him on tv. he responds, "thanks, dear, you're a sweetheart." many e-mails were from kelley to general allen's wife. the two couples were good friends. >> until someone proves otherwise, i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: and today the white house made clear the president still has faith in g
the women at the center of it all for the first time. the fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal today. as the search for answers continues, for the first time since news broke of her affair with general david petraeus, we see the woman at the center of it all, paula broadwell, eating and drinking behind the closed doors of her brother's home in washington, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight now shines on the u.s. top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support from the white house. even as hearings for general allen's nomination as nato's supreme commander are put on hold. officials found what they call thousands of inappropriate e-mails between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelly. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until some
relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails become to paula broadwell's computer where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and general allen. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communications in all. but a source familiar with the e-mails say they contain no evidence of a sexual relationship. supporting what allen says -- instead, they're described as friendly, perhaps flirtatious, but routine. mostly about meetings with ambassadors and dinner parties. in one note, kelley tells the general she saw him on tv. he responds -- thanks, dear, you're a sweetheart. many e-mails from kelley to general allen's wife. the two couples were good friends. >> until anyone proves otherwise, i believe he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: and the white house made clear the president still has faith in general allen
the fbi investigation into the e-mails that kelly got from petraeus' girlfriend. here's abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: jill kelly, the woman who set off a chain reaction that forced resignation of david petraeus. officials say kelly, the wife of a tampa surgeon and a long-time supporter of the military was never romantically involved with petraeus more of a family friend to petraeus and his wife. sources say, kelly kidded the e-mail she received, a threat to her and petraeus as well. the fbi was contacted. there were initial concerns the cia director's secure e-mail had been hacked. >> the initial complaint was harassment. it possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking, but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: instead the disturbing e-mail was traced become to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, and that led to the discovery of a chain of salacious e-mails between the pe trail and broadwell detailing an intimate sorted affair. >> she appealed to general petraeus because of the combination of intellectual prowess and the
and the military received a strange and harassing e-mail. she notified the fbi that launched an investigation which worried that petreas' account had been compromised. it was traced back to the computer of ball law broad well. but what they found was intimate e-mails between them described as a lot of human dramas. >> there had been rumors of an affair between them for some time. >> there is a back being released early next year. >> frankly, i didn't believe them and neither about anybody else i knew. he didn't seem the type. >> martha raddatz reported that some of his staff worried about how it looked to have broad well spend so much time with the general and told him as much. even though the fbi investigation has apparently wherein underway for a couple months, an intelligence officials tell the news it was just tuesday evening the head of national intelligence was told. james talked to petreas several times that night and wednesday, advising the cia director to resign. thursday at the white house petreas offered his resignation to the president, who waited 24 hours to accept. so shock because pe
contacted the fbi after receiving threatening e-mails there were concerns that the e-mails had been hacked. >> the initial complain was harassment, it could have gone to e-mail hacking but there is no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in north carolina with her husband and two kids avid runner and says they ed over their shared mental and physical discipline during her trips to afghanistan to interview him. -- >> it was an opportunity to be interview him on a run i thought i would test him, buts was go to test me >> reporter: despite amount of time they spent together petraeus is claiming the affair did not begin in afghanistan, but after he retired from the military in august 2011. one week later, he became director of the cia, he carried on at fair during most of his tenure at the cia. friends say petraeus ended the affair four months ago the same time kelly received those threatening e-mails
thought he was going to get away with it, it seems to me. he acknowledged to the fbi the affair and went on a six-nation tour to the region, went to libya, looked at his own benghazi investigation. he didn't decide to resign until james clapper asked him to resign. >> until it became public. the fbi calls you and says, we know this, you know this, no one else knows this, you're operating on one -- >> congressman becerra, get in the middle between those guys. >> there was a personal failing, a deep, severe personal failing. does it break into the realm of the public world, the responsibilities that -- >> what about judgment? what about judgment? >> well, that's surely the point. >> isn't that the bottom line here. >> the american people are not moral-less about this. they never gave up their affection for and job approval of bill clinton. this is a question of you want your cia director to have good judgment. is that asking too much? and this was obviously a case of bad judgment. there's a -- i would hope, by the way -- >> and should it just be the cia director or should it be anybody? wh
up that the fbi would carry on this type of investigation without bringing it to the president or the highest levels of the white house. >> the choice of paula broadwell to write petraeus' biography did raise a new eyebrows, considering she had never written a book before. we'll have much more coming up on "good morning america." >>> there are now just 50 days until the new year. 50 crucial days for congress to figure out a way to keep the country from going over that so-called fiscal cliff and possibly plunging back into recession. with tax increases and spending cuts set to kick in january 1st, the stage is set for some serious washington drama. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: across the dials, the parties sounded like they could make a basis. >> i think there's a basis for the deal. >> i absolutely believe there is. >> we need to put politics aside. the election is over. >> reporter: it's the same tone we heard from major players. >> i'm open pro compho comproe myself. >> reporter: speaker boehner said they would have to avoid nasty fights and according to "the new y
in between a pit bull and a3s'ázylÑ >>> new questions about what u.s. secrets david petraeus shared. the fbi uncovered thiseízx affr after his mistress threatened another woman who knew petraeus, investigators searched and found details of the affair and found sensitive military materials on her computer. she also seemed to have insider information about attack on the consulate in benghazi in a recent speech. >> a lot of you thaerd but the cia annex had had taken a couple libyan militia members prisoner, they think attack was an effort to try to get the prisoners back. >> petraeus says he did not tell broadwell anything confidential saying she must have gotten it during other commanders during research trips if it turns out it dates back to days in military he can face criminal prosecution, one former aid said she was around him back then, and they were close. >> for him to allow the first biography to be written by someone who had never written a book before seemed odd to me. >> broadwell wrote the biography in to 10. >> tonight state prison officials in the process of reducing number of
, that has sparked a federal investigation. fbi and dea agents have joined the search for clues in an attack that put a prominent new hampshire doctor and his wife in the hospital. and john schriffen is in bedford, new hampshire, with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: george, good morning. as you can see behind me, the driveway to this home is blocked off, because this is still a very active crime scene. while police suggest they do have some leads, they say at this point, none are specific enough to be helpful. crime scene units comb through this million-dollar mansion throughout the night, looking for any evidence of who could have brutally assaulted dr. eduardo casada and his wife, before leaving them for dead. >> the homeowners were confronted by a person or persons of interest. >> reporter: this morning, agents from the fbi and dea have joined the investigation. as dr. casada, a respected anesthesiologist, clings to life at the hospital where he normally works. police say the couple was viciously attacked saturday night, after an apparent home invasion. his wife, sonia, was a
is investigated by the fbi. they want to know if paula broadwell had access to classified information. h -- this is broadwell back at her carolina home with her husband and two sons. she left while they searched her home for evidence. those in washington are divided on how necessary it was petraeus step down if this is solely a sex scandal and no secrets leaked. >> i come from a tradition of original sin. none of us is perfect. >> the behavior is not acceptable. it is personally unacceptable behavior. >> petraeus testified behind closed door on friday and apologized for the affair. and he told members of congress about what he knew about the september 11th attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. >>> the national arts and humanities youth program award will be given to an oakland youth program. they teachers and young adults about the media skills, how to make a video and broadcast journalism. >> radio is a positive way for young people to, number one, take that time away from those areas and learn a skill and find their creative niche and artistic niche. >> it takes place tomorrow in washin
passed on classified information. >>> attorney general eric holder under fire for the fbi's role in the benghazi attack. that issue is exactly why the white house and top lawmakers were not told that the head of the cia was being investigated. >> as we went through the investigation, looked at the facts, and tried to examine them as they developed, we were very -- we felt very secure in the knowledge that national security threat did not exist, largely the sharing of that information with the white house or with the hill. >> we also learned that the cia has now launched its own investigation into petraeus during his time in the cia, and the army said yesterday it has no interest in calling the retired general back to active duty to pursue adultery charges against him. >>> we're also learning that the two women caught up in the scandal may have tried to profit from their ties to david petraeus. >> during her affair with petraeus, his biographer paula broadwell appeared in an infomercial last december for some lightweight machine guns. meanwhile jill kelley accused of using petraeu
force. the fbi was alerted to the case after an associate of the men turned them in. the fbi claims the alleged terror cell had conducted training, including going to shooting ranges and were planning to travel to afghanistan to bomb and kill u.s. soldiers. it appears to have been more than just talk. authorities claim the men had bought tickets to fly to mexico and then on to afghanistan. and there's more evidence of the power of the internet to create terrorism. the men had been studying online, the teachings of anwar al awlaki, killed by a u.s. drone in yemen in 2011. apparently even in death, al awlaki remains lethal. >> a grim reminder. thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, new hope for our 401(k)s this morning. wall street has reversed course. staging the biggest rally in two months, gaining more than 200 points. investors growing more optimistic that the government will be able to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts looming at year's end. also, home sales are picking up. builder confidence said to be at the highest level in some 6 1/2 years. >>>
. the illinois democrat is currently being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for improperly using campaign funds for personal purchases, potentially furniture at his home, but he coasted to victory tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite virtually no presence on the campaign trail. the only involvement, a robo call. had. voted since june 8. and missed every one of the 225 votes since. that goes to show his strong contingency there. >> absolutely. >>> a look at your friday forecast, a big storm in the rockies with blizzard conditions and up to 2 feet of snow in montana, idaho, utah. showers along the california coast. some light rain in the dakotas. drier in the northeast. a chilly morning in the southeast. >> 70s from miami to new orleans. 50s in the northwest. and midwest. 40s from seattle to portland. >> with veterans' day almost upon us, college sports is going all out to support the vets and military in general. one way that is happening, tonight on the flight deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier, the "u.s.s. york
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